Show Jumping in Gaza: Riding Brings Hope (VIDEO)

September 4, 2018 8:52 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Gaza Strip, Human Interest 0
04 Sep
8:52 PM

For more than 10 years, the headlines coming out of Gaza have been relentlessly grim: three wars, a worsening humanitarian crisis, and political division – all playing out under the restrictive Israeli siege.

But, there are pockets of normal life where people, especially children, can escape the chaos.

All around the world, this is a sport which carries connotations of elitism and wealth, but, in Gaza, the contrast between show jumping and the realities of life for so many is particularly stark.

Al Jazeera’s Harry Fawcett reports from Gaza.

~ Days of Palestine

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Chris Carlson is a student of religion at Mount Mercy University, United States, and has been a regular volunteer with the IMEMC since 2013. He assisted in providing extensive coverage of the 2014 Israeli military offensive on the Gaza Strip and continues, into the present day, with the issues at hand. He can be reached via email at c h r i s @ i m e m c . o r g.

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